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Paula Higgins is chief executive of the HomeOwners Alliance.
Are there any benefits to the rise of renting? Anne-Marie Brown, founder and chief executive of Love to Rent, says YES. While the UK has traditionally been a nation of homeownership, more people are choosing to rent, and the profile of renters is changing too, with more families and retirees looking for a stress-free alternative. [...]
Is the obsessive focus from politicians on increasing home ownership misguided? Clive Docwra, managing director of McBains, says YES. Politicians are obsessed with home ownership, including both contenders for Prime Minister. Jeremy Hunt has put a new “right to own” policy at the heart of his bid, while Boris Johnson has backed replacing Help to [...]
Are local councils right to shut down delivery-only kitchens operated by Deliveroo? One such “dark kitchen” is under investigation in Swiss Cottage. Paula Higgins, chief executive of the HomeOwners Alliance, says YES. If councils find that Deliveroo is operating illegally in particular locations and bypassing planning rules, they are right to shut down these so-called [...]
Earlier this week, the government announced two major housing initiatives; a £3bn Home Building Fund to help smaller developers enter the market, and a £2bn Accelerated Construction Programme, which aims to get houses built quickly on public land. There was no mention of extending Help to Buy mortgage guarantees (due to end soon) or of [...]
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